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The ULPGC is located in the Autonomous Region of the Canary Islands (Spain), an undisputed tourist centre, attracting visitors because of its mild climate and the stunning varieties of its landscape, not to mention its wealth of cultural and artistic heritage, stemming from its situation at the crossroads between the Ancient and New worlds. The island of Gran Canaria and the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the eighth largest city in Spain, offer visitors numerous sporting, cultural and tourist activities. 

The Autonomous Region of the Canary Islands is one of 17 such regions in Spain, and it is composed of seven islands, split for administrative purposes into two provinces. The province of Las Palmas includes the eastern islands: Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. 

A miniature continent 

Visitors to Gran Canaria can enjoy a wide range of landscapes and innumerable microclimates, thanks to its abrupt topography and the trade winds. These specific characteristics have earned the Canary Archipelago the nickname of “a miniature continent”. In one day, you can go from the beaches along the southern tip, with their high temperatures and radiant sun; wander through mild subtropical woods; climb the highest peaks, which may even be snow-capped; and end up in the sometimes cloudy north, with its dynamic, cosmopolitan capital. (Cabildo Gran Canaria tourismwebsite)
Temperatures are nice and warm across the island, averaging 20ºC throughout the year. Thanks to the isolated geographical position of the Canary Islands and its stable climate, many plant and animal species that are now extinct in other regions have survived in the Archipelago

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Most of the ULPGC’s installations are located in the capital city of Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (377,000 inhabitants). This city was founded in 1476 by the Castilian conquerors and conserves part of its historical old town, dating back to the fifteenth century (the districts of Vegueta and Triana). It was the first city that the Kingdom of Castile founded in the Atlantic and its architecture was a precursor for that of the colonies in Latin America. The city of Las Palmas has three excellent city beaches, of which Las Canteras is particularly popular, and dynamic cultural activities and nightlife, with noteworthy festivals such as Carnival and the Music and Film Festivals of the Canary Islands.
University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. ULPGC
C/Juan de Quesada, nº 30
- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - 35001 - Spain
(+34) 928 451 000/023
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(+34) 928 451 022